Escambia County High School Blue Devils

ECHS hopes to regroup after loss to No. 1 Bulldogs
Going into Escambia County High’s September 8 contest against top-ranked (Class 4A) UMS-Wright, Rico Jackson felt like he and his staff had a solid game plan that, if well executed, would allow the Blue Devils to at least give the Bulldogs a run for their money. The execution part never materialized, though, and the ECHS squad suffered a 41-8 defeat for its first setback of the young season. “I’m disappointed…
Former ECHS coach hired at Robertsdale
Royce Young, who was head football coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School the past three years, has been hired as head girls basketball coach and assistant football coach at Robertsdale High School. Young’s new job was formally approved during the Baldwin County Board of Education’s Thursday night (July 20) meeting. Escambia County’s Blue Devils went 4-26 under Young’s tutelage. His tenure represented a three-year span during which…
Aliceville coach accepts ECHS job
The search for a new head football coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School officially ended Thursday when the Escambia County Board of Education accepted the recommendation of a six-member search committee and hired Aliceville High’s Rico Jackson to fill the vacancy. Jackson, who led the Yellow Jackets to the 2016 Class 2A finals, was one of 64 applicants for the job. Jackson, who will officially take charge…